It’s rare to see a tailgate before a school board meeting. It’s even rarer that parents and students fill an audtorium to have their voices heard at that meeting. Their concerns included discipline, curriculum , and school board contracts.
” The teachers need support, there needs to be disciple in the schools, the administration and teachers need to work together. It shouldn’t be a fear system or a dictatorship that’s in place,” says Jessica Taleff, Susquehanna Township Parent and Alumni
A tailgate oragnized by parents before the school board meeting aimed at showing solidarity to the board.
” I think it’s great the community can come together for the greater good of this community. We want to be proud of where we live,” says Jessica Stanton, Susquehanna Township Parent
At the meeting Monday night they were supposed to vote to extend contracts for two assistant superintendents. The Superintendent, Dr. Susan Kegerise, post poned that vote and instead addressed parents concerns including the high school principal who was arrested and accused of having sexual relations with a 16-year-old. She spoke for about 45 minutes and asked the district to move on, ” We all progress and it’s how we own the problems and address what we need to do,” says Dr. Susan Kegerise, Superintendent, Susquehanna Township School District
A spokesperson for the school says the assistant principal facing those charges is on administrative leave and will most likely be fired pending some paperwork.